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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 15 visited the symbolic town of Shusha recaptured by ally Azerbaijan during last year's war with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Turkey was a key backer of Azerbaijan during the conflict, which erupted in September and ended in a Russian-brokered ceasefire after six weeks of fighting and some 6,000 deaths.
U.S. President Joe Biden on June 15 told a reporter in Brussels that his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the previous day was "very good."
In Brussels for an EU-US Summit, Biden was welcomed by European Council head Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on June 15 said that there is no longer a "bowing and incapable" Turkey in international relations.
Turkey does not "wait for somebody's words" while conducting its foreign affairs, Bahçeli said, speaking at the MHP's parliamentary group meeting.
The call for entries for the Diaspora International Short Film Festival, scheduled from August 27-29 in Istanbul, Turkey, opened on June 14.
Organized by the Bosphorus Culture and Arts Foundation, the festival aims to bring a new perspective to the culture and art life not only in Turkey but also in diaspora communities in different countries.
Biden should cut the Gordian Knot with Turkey
Sudden rainfall has disrupted life in Istanbul, flooding houses and shops and leaving vehicles stranded in traffic following the meteorology authority's warning for 22 provinces over unexpected weather conditions.
Precipitation hit the city's both European and Asian sides hard, while pedestrians sought shelter in bus stops and under shop awnings.
In line with Turkey's comprehensive sea cleaning effort to clear up mucilage from the Marmara Sea, the Environment and Urbanization Ministry have temporarily closed a fertilizer factory in the northwestern province of Balıkesir's Bandırma district after footage showing the factory discharging untreated wastewater into the sea went viral on social media and triggered a public outcry.